Yoshiyuki Hiraishi

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We determined the subtype of HIV-1 in 89 infected individuals attending three reference hospitals located in the Tokyo metropolitan area of Japan. Subtyping was performed with subtype-specific polymerase chain re-action (PCR) distinguishing subtype A, B, C, and CRF01_AE and/or phylogenetic analysis of HIV-1 env C2V3C3 sequences. Subtype-specific PCR(More)
Eighty-four unrelated patients with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy in Japan were studied by quantitative Southern blot analysis with dystrophin cDNA probes. We found partial deletions and duplications in 47 (56%) and 12 (14%) cases respectively by HindIII digestion. The duplications were confirmed by BglII digestion and densitometric scanning. The(More)
A biological method was developed for quantifying and cloning of infectious virions of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Virus preparations were mixed with permissive cells for binding, and the cells were cast in an agarose gel. After incubation for 9 days viral particles released from infected cells propagating from each initially infected cell(More)
A new synthetic strategy for DNA-enzyme conjugates with a novel architecture was explored using a natural cross-linking catalyst, microbial transglutaminase (MTG). A glutamine-donor substrate peptide of MTG was introduced at the 5-position on the pyrimidine of deoxyuridine triphosphate to prepare a DNA strand with multiple glutamine-donor sites by(More)
To clarify new mutational rates in the dystrophin gene between deletion and duplication mutations, carrier diagnosis was performed on 123 mothers of probands suffered from Duchenne (DMD) and Becker (BMD) muscular dystrophy. Quantitative Southern blot analysis with cDNA probes was applied in this study. Out of 108 mothers of DMD/BMD patients with deletion(More)
We developed a Southern blotting based method that uses rare cutting restriction endonucleases and electrophoresis of single stranded DNA to detect junction fragments resulting from the rearranged dystrophin gene. By conventional Southern blot hybridisation, no junction fragments were detected in 27 unrelated patients with Duchenne (DMD) or Becker (BMD)(More)
Detection and localization of specific DNA or RNA sequences in cells and tissues are of great importance for biological research, diagnosis, and environmental monitoring. However, the most common procedure for in situ hybridization employs laborious immunostaining techniques. In the present study, we report proof-of-concept for a new RNA-enzyme conjugated(More)
This CPC concerns a 47-year-old male patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The patient became symptomatic when he developed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, but recovered sufficiently to be treated as an outpatient. Two years after falling ill, he developed septic shock and died within a short time. During this period, he failed to respond(More)
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